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L.A. Police: All Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation

bagboy Pre Crime (405 comments)

Minority Report Anyone?

about three weeks ago
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Power-Loss-Protected SSDs Tested: Only Intel S3500 Passes

bagboy Why not use a raid card with Cache Protection? (293 comments)

Adaptec's new 8805 (currently backordered everywhere). Their no Zero-Maintenance-Cache-Protection = no battery cache. About $500 or in that neighborhood.

about 4 months ago
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FCC Chair: It's Ok For ISPs To Discriminate Traffic

bagboy Re:Even trying to make it sound good? (365 comments)

He likely chose Netflix due to the fact that it now accounts for 50 percent of all North American Fixed Network Data, per Sandvine report Nov 11, 2013. Those are big numbers and indicate that Netflix is big enough to use in examples.

about 4 months ago
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Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

bagboy Re:Making light of a crime? (562 comments)

>>You think all deserve a punishment so severe No - I think the consequence should be whatever the law says it is. If you don't like laws, we have a system for changing them.

about 4 months ago
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Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

bagboy Re:Making light of a crime? (562 comments)

Crushed? I'm pretty sure he is still alive and kicking. If I don't like your attitude, it's possible I could come over and kick your face in. Should I be charged or let off with a warning? After all, from my viewpoint, I could be doing society a favor. So maybe just a warning, eh? Interesting how easy it is to justify criminal activity.

about 4 months ago
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Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

bagboy Re:Making light of a crime? (562 comments)

I'm pretty sure the consequences of what he "began" to participate in were known to him before he started. That makes his choice blatant and well deserved of the punishment awarded. Period.

about 4 months ago
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Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

bagboy Re:Making light of a crime? (562 comments)

I'm sure there are plenty of locations in the world where folks who don't appreciate societal laws can live out their fantasy lifestyles of doing whatever they please. Of course, they may have to battle against others who are also selfishly wanting their own desires. I'm pretty sure there could be a place for you as well ;)

about 4 months ago
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Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

bagboy Making light of a crime? (562 comments)

So it's okay to participate for only one minute in a hate crime? Or a murder? Or a Heist? Crime is crime, yes? The whole point of law is defining a line not to cross and once crossed the consequence is provided. Most folks know this and in choosing to commit the crime, are also choosing to accept any consequence.

about 4 months ago
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As Hurricane Season Looms, It's Disaster-Preparedness Time

bagboy Re:WTF? (117 comments)

It's a slow news day on Slashdot...

about 7 months ago
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Social Media Is a New Vector For Mass Psychogenic Illness

bagboy Re:People are dumb panicky animals (373 comments)

The internet made an avenue for crazy people to find similar crazy people, and form social connections with them, in a way that reinforced their own delusions quite directly.

Umm... the birth of Slashdot?

about 7 months ago
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Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down

bagboy This is why I laugh at tech pundits who preach... (182 comments)

public cloud services as "the future". I will never risk my corporate data uptime and reliability to some "location in the cloud". I'll stick to private clouds (VMWare/VCenter) where I have control of both hardware and software and reliable failsafe systems. At least then if I have downtime I also have accountability and predictability. They same cannot be said for cloud providers and no matter what anyone says once the data leaves your hardware, you have lost that control.

about 8 months ago
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Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

bagboy Movies used to be about the art, the story. (1029 comments)

These days there is so little to a story and much more to the effects. There will be good blockbusters sure, but the better ones are about the story (ie, Lord of the Rings/Hobbit/etc).

about 9 months ago
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America's First Eco-City: Doomed From the Start

bagboy Regulation Death (258 comments)

The problem with trying any renewable/conservation experiment in a "real-world" scenario is that almost every angle is now covered by regulation. Green Groups/EPA/Agriculture/Neighborhood Groups/etc, etc. It's getting to the point that the only real way to test theories in a real world scenario is to buy a big Island, build your infrastructure and pay a bunch of people to move there. I think Blofeld may be able to help fund this though.

about 9 months ago
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State Dept. Bureau Spent $630k On Facebook 'Likes'

bagboy Re:not exactly a lot of money (99 comments)

Um, thinking that 600k may have paid for some increased security around Bengazi, or for a quick rescue team? I'm pretty sure the state department has many other priorities that could have been funded with this waste.

about 9 months ago
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UN Says: Why Not Eat More Insects?

bagboy Re:"UN Says: Why Not Eat More Insects?" (626 comments)

When people imagine insects as food they always think that means in some manner of native/raw form. Who says you cannot mix them with other meats or even heat dry and grind them as a powder additive to other foods? The nutrition is what we are looking for here - not necessarily the "grossing out" of folks.

about a year ago
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Biometric Database Plans Hidden In Immigration Bill

bagboy Re:Classic strawman flamebait (365 comments)

There is a difference between a state issued/controlled ID and a government issued ID. In case you don't remember your civics, you're a state citizen first. You can't be extradited to another state for prosecution in crimes without your state's permission. A government issued ID tends to blur the lines as to state citizen's rights when used inappropriately. This is more about being mindful of these issues before it gets out of hand.

about a year ago
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Former FBI Agent: All Digital Communications Stored By US Gov't

bagboy BS Story - I work for a telecom (621 comments)

The only time we record anything is when there is an official Calea request. Otherwise, standard POTS telephone calls are unmonitored (at least as far as local/local calls are concerned).

about a year ago
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Alaskan Middle Schoolers Phish Their Teachers

bagboy Re:Alaska (215 comments)

Yes - that is why I live, work and play here!

about a year ago

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Volcanic Eruption Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

bagboy bagboy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

bagboy writes "From Nature GeoScience, an abstract detailing how recent volcanic eruptions under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is influencing ice floes. Ongoing volcanic heat production may also cause changes in the dynamics. This article from ars also walks through it."
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Over 400 Scientists Dispute ManMade Global Warming

bagboy bagboy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

bagboy writes "A U.S. Senate Report claims over 400 prominent scientists around the world disputed the "consensus" of man-made global warming. Many of these scientists also claim numerous colleagues "share their views but are afraid to speak out for fear of retribution". The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works site has additional information."

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